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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 26, 2009 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: DrummersAndBrentSandwichSpecial

Just had to point out this extra-cool sandwich of

UNCLE JOHN'S BAND>SAMSON>UNCLE JOHN'S BAND from a show that seems to be very under the radar (just 5 reviews).

It's very "'82" in that both ends of the UJB are pretty speedy and short, but it's extremely well-rendered and the transition points are spot-on.

Really diggin' this nugget, which will delight folks who like Mickey/Billy/Brent being waaaaaay out in the forefront strutting their stuff:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-09-09.sbd.willy.11735.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 26, 2009 3:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DrummersAndBrentSandwichSpecial

This is a good show. I found it a month or 2 ago when I posted a question about the band ever doing an UJB>Samson>UJB. I'm surprised the band never did this combo more often.

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Mar 26, 2009 3:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DrummersAndBrentSandwichSpecial

Thanks grendel - I've been enjoying streaming this today, and it wasn't on my radar before now. For me, the setlist is about as good as it gets.... In a dream set for this period, I might swap in a TLEO, but I wouldn't know what to take out! Mama Tried perhaps, but it doesn't seem fair to interrupt the established Bobby double-western song pair. I could also spare Good Lovin' but TLEO isn't a closer tune. So... i'll just enjoy the damn near perfect setlist as is.

For whatever reason, I "get" your recommendations and usually enjoy them. And it goes without saying, that when I listen to 10/29/77, the grendel brand pops into the brain :-)

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 26, 2009 3:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DrummersAndBrentSandwichSpecial

Thanks, Cosmic...

at this point i've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that--like an actor known for only one role (Jason Alexander for example will always be George Costanza no matter how hard he tries to break free--I'm inextricably linked to my passion for 10/29/77...but the fault is wholly my own and I wouldn't have it any other way. I truly believe it's their greatest.

I do, however, listen to many more shows from every era (save '93-'95..I just can't stand to dip into those waters)...and appreciate every incarnation of the band for the different strengths they bring to that particular time period.
For some reason I've been exploring more of '82 lately (I still believe 4/19/82 is a top 10 all time show) and am finding a lot of "lost shows" like that 9/9/82 one that I wasn't familiar with before. (can't believe they didn't do "Truckin'" for a New Orleans show, though...missed opportunity there).

Lotta good stuff in '82 despite their penchant for some speeded-up performances (pretty sure Jerry and Bob were powdering their noses a lot), and like any other year, when they're on, they are ON!

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Mar 26, 2009 3:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DrummersAndBrentSandwichSpecial

I don't know who George Costanzza is, but isn't Jason Alexander the guy who did the KFC ads????